In June 2014, Hayward voters approved Measure C, a local sales tax that provided funds for the new library construction among other important projects, including the complete restoration of Hayward's historic central plaza. The new library began construction in 2015 and is now on the cusp of completion.
Saturday, October 27: 21st Century Library & Community Learning Center Grand Opening, Dedication Ceremony and Community Celebration
In addition to being open for business, the New Main Library will host an all-day party—with tours, activities, and entertainment for all ages. The dedication ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Drop on by. No advance registration is required.
Old Main Library Closure
The Old Hayward Main Library is currently closed, in preparation for the opening of the New Main Library. The Weekes Branch Library, located at 27300 Patrick Ave., is open for business as usual.
Take a Book on Vacation
During the current closure of the Old Main Library, check-out periods will be extended, and no late fines will accrue. Library materials can continue to be returned in the book boxes located on Watkins Street between “C” and “D” Streets and at the Weekes Branch Library.